Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics (Indian J Phys Anthropol Hum Genet )
Indian Journal of Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics is an international forum for issues concerning Indian Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics in Particular and other allied sciences in general. The main focus of the journal is India. It also welcomes original research papers and brief reports providing comparative perspectives or offering comments on significant theoretical issues from all over the world. The journal is expected to serve as a medium for scholarly studies devoted mainly to biological aspects of human populations as regards genetics, evolution, ecology, demography, growth, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, disease patterns and behaviour of individuals comprising them.
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- WebsiteIndian Journal of Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics website
- Other titlesIndian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics
- Material typePeriodical
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Publications in this journal
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 66(3):104-121.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 31:137-140.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 31:327-345.
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ABSTRACT: The biocultural approach has been the essence of the anthropology discipline, wherein humans are studied as biological, social and cultural beings in relation to their environment. There is a dynamic relationship between our biology encoded in our genetic and neural evolution and our culture, but increasingly also projected outwards onto the environment, which we harness and transform to our perceived benefit. Humans have the capacity to change the environment. The present human species evolved in Africa and then migrated to the other parts of the world and have expanded their numbers there. The species has undergone modifications due to genic-environment interactions over the last 200,000 years. A relatively shorter span of the history of agriculture over the last 10,000 years has re-sculpted ecologies and supported a human population growing at a rapid pace. Biological anthropologists have discovered that introduction of agriculture has been a major factor in evolutionary selection of our present genetic make-up. Biocultural approach is an area that binds biological- and cultural- anthropology. The bio-cultural model has its connection with the adaptability model in which the human-environment interaction is the focus of attention to understand human biological variation and/or variability. A large number of human traits have been studied following this model. During the course of human adaptation to different environmental factors, a number of independent mutations occurred in many human societies. Anthropologists and human geneticists have emphasized that introduction of dairy and consumption of fresh milk in human food also led to triggering genetic adaptation in many parts of the world. There is relationship between health and racial groups. A number of diseases have been explored from this perspective of genetics and environment interactions. Urbanization, globalization, westernization and affluence have changed life style of peoples. It has led to the rise of diseases of civilization. Obesity is the condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to a degree that health and function are negatively affected. It is new in human evolutionary history, having been essentially nonexistent until approximately 10,000 years ago. New pathogens are evolving. This paper explores biocultural diversity in human populations principally from the perspective of evolutionary genetics, especially in relation to environment, disease and adaptation.Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 31(2):225-254.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 31:11-23.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 31:315-325.
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ABSTRACT: Saliva in the form of stains is encountered as physical evidence in many cases such as anonymous letters, secret writing, sexual assault, rape, murder, disputed paternity, cigarette butt ends, etc. If analysed properly saliva stains can not only help in the elimination of the innocents but also in the actual identification of a specific individual. Some work on the presence or absence of salivary agglutinins has been done by Chattopadhyay and Ganeson (1983). The frequency of persons having salivary agglutinins varies from one population to another. Since there is no report on salivary agglutinins on the Gonds, it was thought desirable to undertake the Present Investigation.Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2012; 31(1-ISSN 0378-8156):123-125.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2011; 30:47-64.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 07/2010; 29(1-2):73-84.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 04/2010; 29(1-2):59-71.
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ABSTRACT: The present study is based on a cross-sectional sample of 120 adult females in the age range 21-50 years from urban Delhi. All the subjects belonged to Punjabi Khatris and Aroras. Various anthropometric measurements were used to understand the general and regional obesity of the subjects. They were also assessed for various reproductive, socio-demographic factors and life-style indicators. Results show that with an increase in BMI, the central fat also increased. Early age at menarche and parity were found to be strong predictor of both general and central obesity. Duration of menstrual cycle of more than 29 days was found to increase the risk of becoming obese by 10 times. Increase in parity enhanced the chance of being centrally obese by 19.81 times and that of being obese by 2.57 times. Number of meals per day, non vegetarian diet, sedentary life style, self reported health status, educational level and employment status were found to be associated with overweight/obesity and central obesity, but with varied degree of strength.Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2010; 29:1-19.
- Indian journal of physical anthropology and human genetics 01/2009; 28(1-2):161-168.
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